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Littlehaven does it again!

Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall at night

A stunning South Tyneside seafront attraction has scooped yet more awards.

The £5m Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall project in South Shields has received another two prestigious industry commendations.

The scheme won Infrastructure Project of the Year and overall North East Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2015 last week.

Judges described the project as an 'excellent example of partnership collaboration' which has helped deliver 'significant enhancement to the coastal community, local economy and seafront environment' and provided a long-term sustainable solution.

Councillor John Anglin, South Tyneside Council's Lead Member for Regeneration and Economy, said: "We're absolutely thrilled to win these awards.

"We already knew that Littlehaven is one of the jewels in the Borough's crown but it's fantastic to receive yet more recognition for the development.

"Littlehaven is a wonderful feature of our coastline where residents and visitors can enjoy the views all year round.

"But it also provides improved sea defences and protection from flooding to homes and businesses at risk of flooding."

The project was funded by South Tyneside Council, Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency and delivered by a team including contractor Galliford Try Civil Engineering, engineering consultants Royal Haskoning DHV, landscape architects Oobe and Balfour Beatty Living Places.

The scheme involved the replacement of outdated flood defences along a 500-metre stretch between the South Groyne and the River Tyne's South Pier.

The existing beach was widened and the new promenade and seawall created to take account of the latest projections for the impact of climate change. Other features include the installation of bespoke public art works, landscaping, seating and state-of-the-art lighting.

Last year, Littlehaven took the crown in the Infrastructure category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North East Renaissance Awards.

Just days later, it scooped another honour - best scheme over £4 million - in the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East Robert Stephenson Awards.

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